Weaving Europe / Weaving Balkans

Klitsa Antoniou is with Christos Avraam and 7 others.
September 25 at 11:18 AM
The Biennale of Western Balkans (BoWB) opening 5th of October 2018
Curated by Efi Kyprianidou
Ioannina Greece

Biennale of Western Balkans

October 5th – Oct. 20| Mekeion | Ioannina
Biennale of Western Balkans 2018

What can the historical language of weaving offer to contemporary art practices, especially those based on digital technology, such as new media and net art? In what ways can contemporary art breath new life into the making of objects out of threads?

“Weaving Europe / Weaving Balkans” deals with the construction of the european identity and citizenship, that may be seen as constantly changing rather than having a concrete meaning or referring to an undeniable and continuous historical reality. The metaphoric expression “Weaving Europe” raises the issue of the construction of european identity and the need to scrutinize the conceptual, political and social threads that weave together the european project. Like Penelope’s shroud, the notion of European cultural identity seems continually constructed and deconstructed; the question is thus whether we can speak of a European culture or of the culture(s) of Europe and what would that amount to.

Participant Artists: Azra Aksamija, Klitsa Antoniou, Christos Avraam, Νikos Gyftakis, Yioula Hadjigeorgiou, Kyriakos Kousoulides, Andreas Savva, O.P.A

Curator – Concept: Efi Kyprianidou
Architectural Design: Myrto Voreakou